Cleaning & Sanitizing Bottles

Our bottles have been cleaned & sanitized and ready to be filled.

You can also bring any bottle of your choice to fill.  Follow the below directions to clean & sanitize before starting your refill journey!


Glass Bottles

Using Vinegar

  1. Fill ⅓ of your glass jar with distilled white vinegar.
  2. Add hot water until the bottle is filled up to the top.
  3. Leave the jar for 10 minutes.
  4. Empty the jars and then rinse them until the odor of the vinegar dissipates which can take 2-3 full rinses using hot water.
  5. Let the jars dry.

Using Salt & Vinegar ~ Great for narrow bottles

  1. Pour around 1/4 cup of coarse salt into the bottle you want to clean. 
  2. Add a splash of white vinegar to the bottle. You don’t need too much — just enough to swish the salt around in.
  3. Place your thumb or hand over the opening and give it a good, hard shake. The vinegar will help loosen the gunk clinging to the inside of the bottle while the salt scrubs it away! When you’re satisfied, dump out the salt mixture and rinse the bottle thoroughly.

Using Boiling Water

  1. Place the glass jars and lids (We recommend metal caps with plastisol liners for the job. While some plastic caps made with PP plastic can withstand the boiling water, the lining material often isn’t a good fit for this type of temperature) in a large pot, fill the pot with water, enough to submerge the jars with at least 1 inch of water.
  2. Bring the water to a boil. Start a timer and let it boil for 10 minutes, make sure the jars remind submerged in the water throughout this time.
  3. Remove jars and caps from the pot. Let the jars & lids dry.


Plastic Bottles ~ We totally support using bottles you already have for refilling, even if they are plastic

Using Baking or Washing Soda

  1. By adding the baking or washing soda mixed with hot water. You can mix it and put it in a plastic bottle that will be cleaned. Both of these solutions are used to remove odors and dirt in the bottle. In addition, this method can be done to eliminate the foul odor in the bottle. After that you can let it sit for a few minutes. Then you can get rid of the baking soda mixture and replace it with ordinary laundry soap. Beat the plastic bottle until it's completely clean. Do this step many times until it is certain that your bottle is clean.